Cleveland Indians minor league players

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Below is a partial list of minor league baseball players in the Cleveland Indians system.

Shawn Armstrong[edit]

Shawn Armstrong
Cleveland Indians
Pitcher
Born: (1990-09-11) September 11, 1990 (age 24)
Bridgeton, North Carolina
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Shawn Michael Armstrong (born September 11, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Cleveland Indians' organization.

Armstrong attended West Craven High School in Vanceboro, North Carolina.[1] The Houston Astros selected Armstrong in the 33rd round of the 2008 MLB Draft, but he did not sign. He then enrolled at East Carolina University (ECU), where he played college baseball for the ECU Pirates. He missed the 2009 season after having shoulder surgery, and finished his collegiate career with a 4-3 win–loss record and a 4.45 earned run average (ERA).[2]

The Cleveland Indians selected Armstrong in the 18th round of the 2011 MLB Draft.[3] In 2012, Armstrong pitched for the Carolina Mudcats of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League. He was named a Carolina League All-Star.[4] He ended the year with a 2.06 ERA. He missed the beginning of the 2013 with an injury,[1] and had a 4.14 ERA on the season after he returned to health.[5] In 2014, he pitched for the Akron RubberDucks of the Class AA Eastern League.[6] He was named an Eastern League All-Star.[5] After the 2014 season, the Indians added Armstrong to their 40-man roster.[7]

Bobby Bradley[edit]

Bobby Bradley
Cleveland Indians
First baseman
Born: (1996-05-28) May 28, 1996 (age 18)
Gulfport, Mississippi
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Bobby Bradley (born May 29, 1996) is an American professional baseball first baseman in the Cleveland Indians organization.

Bradley attended Harrison Central High School in Gulfport, Mississippi.[8]

Bradley was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the third round of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft.[9][10] He signed with the Indians rather than play college baseball at Louisiana State University.[11] Bradley made his professional debut that season with the with the Arizona League Indians. He won the Arizona League Triple Crown after leading the league in batting average (.361), home runs (eight) and runs batted in (50).[12] After the season he was named the leagues MVP.[13]


Mitch Brown[edit]

Mitch Brown
Cleveland Indians
Pitcher
Born: (1994-04-13) April 13, 1994 (age 20)
Rochester, Minnesota
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Mitchell Brown (born April 13, 1994) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Cleveland Indians organization.

Brown attended Century High School in Rochester, Minnesota.[14] As a senior he was the St. Paul Pioneer Press baseball player of the year.[15] Brown was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the second round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.[16] He signed with the Indians and made his professional debut with the Arizona League Indians. He spent 2013 with the Arizona League Indians and Lake County Captains and spent 2014 with Lake County.[17]


Erik González[edit]

Erik González
Cleveland Indians – No. 78
Infielder
Born: (1991-08-31) August 31, 1991 (age 23)
San Felipe de Puerto Plata, Puerto Plata Province
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Erik González (born August 31, 1991) is a Dominican professional baseball infielder for the Cleveland Indians organization.

After the 2013 season, MiLB.com named González the best third baseman in the Indians minor league system.[18] He was added to the Indians' 40-man roster following the season.[19]


Trey Haley[edit]

Trey Haley
Cleveland Indians
Pitcher
Born: (1990-06-21) June 21, 1990 (age 24)
Nacogdoches, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Curtis Richard "Trey" Haley (born June 21, 1990) is an American minor league baseball pitcher in the Cleveland Indians organization.

Haley committed to attend Rice University, where he intended to play college baseball for the Rice Owls baseball team. The Indians drafted Haley in the second round, with the 76th overall selection, of the 2008 MLB Draft.[20][21] He signed with Cleveland, rather than attend college. Haley pitched for the Lake County Captains of the Class A Midwest League in 2009 and 2010, but struggled with his command, as he issued too many walks.[20]

In 2011, the Indians transitioned Haley from starting pitcher to relief pitcher. He played for Lake County and the Kinston Indians of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League, but was sidelined in June and July by a groin injury. In 2012, he pitched for the Carolina Mudcats of Carolina League and the Akron Aeros of the Class AA Eastern League, but missed time due to a groin injury and a sports hernia.[20] They added him to their 40-man roster after the 2012 season.[21] Haley pitched with Akron in 2013, and was designated for assignment by the Indians after the season to make room on the roster for John Axford.[22]


Francisco Mejía[edit]

Francisco Mejía
Cleveland Indians
Catcher
Born: (1995-10-27) October 27, 1995 (age 19)
Baní, Peravia, Dominican Republic
Bats: Switch Throws: Right

Francisco José Mejía (born October 27, 1995) is a Dominican professional baseball catcher in the Cleveland Indians organization.

Mejía signed with the Cleveland Indians as an international free agent in 2012.[23] He made his professional debut in 2013 with the Arizona League Indians. In 2014 he played for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers.[24]


Ryan Merritt[edit]

Ryan Merritt
Cleveland Indians
Pitcher
Born: (1992-02-21) February 21, 1992 (age 22)
McKinney, Texas
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Ryan Merritt (born February 21, 1992) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Cleveland Indians organization.

Merritt was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 16th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft out of McLennan Community College.[25][26] The Indians added him to their 40-man roster on November 20, 2014.[7]


Carlos Moncrief[edit]

Carlos Moncrief
Cleveland Indians – No. 75
Outfielder
Born: (1988-11-03) November 3, 1988 (age 26)
Jackson, Mississippi
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Carlos Moncrief (born November 3, 1988) is an American minor league baseball player for the Cleveland Indians organization.[27]

The Indians added Moncrief to their 40-man roster after the 2013 season.[19]


Dorssys Paulino[edit]

Dorssys Paulino
Cleveland Indians
Outfielder / Shortstop
Born: (1994-11-21) November 21, 1994 (age 20)
Baní, Peravia, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Dorssys Paulino (born November 21, 1994) is a Dominican professional baseball outfielder and shortstop in the Cleveland Indians organization.

Paulino signed with the Cleveland Indians as an international free agent in July 2011.[28] He made his professional debut in 2012 with the Arizona League Indians. He was later promoted to the Mahoning Valley Scrappers.[29] Paulino played 2013 with the Lake County Captains.[30] Paulino returned to Lake County in 2014. During the season he was converted into an outfielder.[31][32]


Giovanny Urshela[edit]

Giovanny Urshela
Cleveland Indians
Third baseman
Born: (1991-10-11) October 11, 1991 (age 23)
Cartagena, Colombia
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Giovanny Urshela (born October 11, 1991) is a Colombian professional baseball third baseman in the Cleveland Indians organization.

Urshela was signed by the Cleveland Indians as an international free agent in July 2008.[33] He made his professional debut in 2009, playing for the Dominican Summer League Indians and the Arizona League Indians.[34] From 2010 to 2013, Urshela played for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, Lake County Captains, Carolina Mudcats and Akron Aeros. Before the 2013 season he played for the Colombia national baseball team in the qualifiers for the World Baseball Classic.[35] Urshela started 2014 back with Akron (now the RubberDucks) and was promoted to the Columbus Clippers during the season.[36][37] After the 2014 season, the Indians added Urshella to their 40-man roster.[7]


Duke von Schamann[edit]

Duke von Schamann
Cleveland Indians
Pitcher
Born: (1991-06-03) June 3, 1991 (age 23)
Edmond, Oklahoma
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Dalton Duke von Schamann (born June 3, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Cleveland Indians organization.

He was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 15th round of the 2012 MLB Draft out of Texas Tech University. He spent most of the 2012 season with the Great Lakes Loons of the Midwest League and was 4-4 with a 3.22 ERA in 12 games.

von Schamann split 2013 between the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the California League and the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Southern League. Combined he was 11-7 with a 4.67 ERA in 27 games, with 23 starts.

On April 6, 2014 he was traded to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Colt Hynes.

Robert Whitenack[edit]

Robert Whitenack
Cleveland Indians
Pitcher
Born: (1988-11-20) November 20, 1988 (age 26)
Queens, New York
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Robert John Whitenack (born November 20, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher.

The Chicago Cubs selected Whitenack in the eighth round of the 2009 MLB Draft. The Cubs added Whitenack to their 40-man roster after the 2012 season. Whitenack was designated for assignment and claimed by the Cleveland Indians off waivers on April 3, 2013.[38] On April 9, Whitenack was designated for assignment by the Indians.


Tony Wolters[edit]

Tony Wolters
Cleveland Indians
Catcher
Born: (1992-06-29) June 29, 1992 (age 22)
Vista, California
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Tony Wolters (born June 9, 1992) is an American professional baseball catcher in the Cleveland Indians organization.

Wolters was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the third round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft out of Rancho Buena Vista High School in Vista, California.[39] Prior to the 2013 season he was moved from an infielder to catcher.[40][41] After the 2014 season, the Indians added Wolters to their 40-man roster.[7]

Full Triple-A to Rookie League rosters[edit]

Below are the rosters of the minor league affiliates of the Cleveland Indians.

Triple-A[edit]

Columbus Clippers roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches


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Double-A[edit]

Akron RubberDucks roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

  • 36 Tim Fedroff
  •  8 Cody Ferrell
  • 30 Anthony Gallas
  •  2 Ollie Linton Injury icon 2.svg
  • 23 Bryson Myles Injury icon 2.svg
  •  4 Tyler Naquin Injury icon 2.svg
  • 39 Jordan Smith

Manager

Coaches


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Advanced A[edit]

Lynchburg Hillcats roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 49 Dylan Baker
  • 26 D. J. Brown
  •  2 Mike Clevinger
  • 47 Clayton Cook
  • 28 Ben Heller
  • 32 Ryan Merritt
  • 22 Michael Peoples
  • 44 Adam Plutko
  • 33 Benny Suarez

Catchers

  • 29 Ryan Battaglia
  • -- Eric Haase
  • 17 Jeremy Lucas Injury icon 2.svg
  • 24 Alex Monsalve

Infielders

  •  9 Yandy Diaz
  •  8 Todd Hankins Injury icon 2.svg
  • 11 Yhoxian Medina
  • 36 James Roberts
  • 39 Jerrud Sabourin
  •  7 Joe Sever

Outfielders

  • 25 Torsten Boss
  • 12 Luigi Rodriguez
  •  6 Logan Vick
  •  4 LeVon Washington

Manager

Coaches


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Class A[edit]

Lake County Captains roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 11 Robbie Aviles Injury icon 2.svg
  • 29 Wander Beras
  • 26 Justin Brantley
  • 22 Mitch Brown
  • 40 Trevor Frank
  • 23 Justin Garcia
  • 45 Caleb Hamrick
  • 35 Dace Kime
  • 37 Luis Lugo
  • 15 Kenny Mathews Injury icon 2.svg
  • 39 Jordan Milbrath
  • 30 Alexis Paredes
  • 36 Anderson Polanko
  • 12 James Stokes
  • 44 Matt Whitehouse Injury icon 2.svg

Catchers

  • 13 Eric Haase
  • 28 Richard Stock

Infielders

  • 10 Claudio Bautista
  • 16 Torsten Boss Injury icon 2.svg
  •  9 Ivan Castillo
  • 33 Grant Fink
  •  8 Paul Hendrix
  •  6 Mike Papi
  • 17 Dorssys Paulino
  • 25 Nellie Rodriguez

Outfielders

  • 20 Clint Frazier
  • 34 Jorge Martínez
  • 24 Brian Ruiz
  • 27 Anthony Santander Injury icon 2.svg

Manager

Coaches


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Short A[edit]

Mahoning Valley Scrappers roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  •  8 Sean Brady
  • 22 Jordan Carter
  • 23 Luis DeJesus
  • 25 Dominic DeMasi
  • 49 Edward Estrella
  • 37 Luke Eubank
  • 28 J. P. Feyereisen
  • 34 Luis Gomez
  • 40 Cameron Hill
  • -- T. J. House *
  • 38 Kieran Lovegrove
  • 35 Julian Merryweather
  • 33 Ramon Rodrigez
  • 39 Juan Santana
  • 26 David Speer
  • 45 Anthony Vizcaya
  • 51 Jose Zapata

Catchers

  • 20 Martin Cervenka
  • 24 Juan De La Cruz
  • 27 Francisco Mejia
  •  4 Shane Rowland

Infielders

  • 29 Leo Castillo
  • 12 Austin Fisher
  • 10 Yonathan Mendoza
  • 44 Steven Patterson
  • 16 Drake Roberts
  • 11 Ordomar Valdez

Outfielders

  • 43 Greg Allen
  •  7 Josh McAdams
  •  1 D'vone McClure
  • 30 Taylor Murphy
  • 47 Bradley Zimmer

Manager

Coaches


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Rookie[edit]

Arizona League Indians roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 40 Sean Brady
  • -- Ping-Hsueh Chen
  • 50 Shao-Ching Chiang
  • 59 Cortland Cox
  • -- Justin Garcia
  • 46 Naoki Hashimoto
  • 38 Kieran Lovegrove
  • 39 Thomas Pannone
  • 32 Ramon Rodriguez
  • 43 Casey Shane
  • 45 Anthony Vizcaya
  • 52 Jose Zapata

Catchers

  • 49 Juan De La Cruz
  •  4 Francisco Mejia
  • 25 Shane Rowland

Infielders

  • 26 Gerald Bautista
  • 13 Ivan Castillo
  • -- Miguel Eladio
  •  9 Mike Giuffre Injury icon 2.svg
  •  7 Yonathan Mendoza
  •  6 Takuya Tsuchida
  • 12 Ordomar Valdez

Outfielders

  • 34 Victor Cabral
  • 11 Clint Frazier
  •  2 D'vone McClure
  •  1 Silento Sayles

Manager

  •  8 Anthony Medrano

Coaches

  • -- Mark Allen (pitching)
  • 16 Junior Betances (hitting)
  • 33 Dennis Malavé (coach)


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* On Cleveland Indians 40-man roster
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Dominican Summer League Indians roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 30 Luis Araujo
  • 32 Julio Arosemena
  • 35 Rainer Florez
  • 20 Daniel Gomez
  • 36 Alejandro Izaguirre
  • 37 Domingo Jimenez
  • 38 Luis Jimenez
  • 39 Henry Martinez
  • 40 Jean Carlos Mejia
  • 41 Bijelic Mena
  • 44 Jose Nina
  • 46 Jesus Ramirez
  • 47 Jose Rodriguez
  • 48 Felix Tati
  • 49 Ramon Tineo
  • 51 Cesar Ventura
  • 54 Rodolfo Villasmil
  • 55 Gabriel Vizcaino

Catchers

  •  9 Wagner Ramirez
  • 11 Jason Rodriguez
  • 12 Jose Vicente

Infielders

  • 23 Yoan Andujar
  • 13 Enmanuel Beltre
  •  1 Erlin Cerda
  • -- Alexis De Los Santos
  • -- Miguel Eladio
  • -- Rubiel Martinez ‡
  • 26 Gabriel Mejia
  • 16 Juan Carlos Moncion
  •  6 Ronnys Mora
  •  7 Efrin Ortega
  • 10 Jorma Rodriguez
  •  4 Hazzent Torrealba

Outfielders

  • 22 Elvio Almonte
  • 25 Jose Medina
  • 27 Yosmar Mujica

Manager

  • -- Jose Mejia

Coaches


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